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Insomnia: Don't overthink it

sleep

Insomnia made my life unbearable ... and then I changed my frame of mind.

My mother, my best friend

Emily Devine

Emily Devine says her mum Donna is the biggest role model in her life.

In my beauty bag: Caroline Marr

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The brains and beauty behind The Carpenter's Daughter talks lippies, curves and vitamins.

Well she's not good at everything

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We thought Gisele Bundchen was superhuman but, well, she can't sing ...

Good posture: Don't sit up straight

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Getting headaches, muscle pain and feeling sluggish? Well the key to fixing them all may be in your posture.

Recipe: Leek, spinach & ricotta cannelloni

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This gorgeous vegetarian dish will become a firm family fave.

NZ daily street style: April '14

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Check out your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion, courtesy of our street style snappers.

Prince George's 20 cutest moments

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His chubby little cheeks had us at hello, here are his best moments.

Oz Tour: What Kate's Wearing

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The Aussie sunshine's bringing out fresher fashions from the stylish duchess.

Jewellers feel the 'Kate effect'

Tory & Ko

Tory & Ko see interest increase 100-fold after they supplied pieces for the Duchess of Cambridge.

Meet our new gym motivation ...

manko

Massy Arias is proof that strong is sexy. Her Instagram feed is the thing that gets us up for the gym.

Miranda Kerr's beauty secrets

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The top model shares her bedtime routine, her beauty must-haves and her packing secrets.

Sweat your way to youthful skin

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Compelling new research shows that exercise may reverse the skin's ageing process. What isn't it good for?

Win! A high-design coffee machine

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Nespresso and Superette have teamed up on a fash-foward coffee machine and we have one to give away.

A guide to life for introverts

daria

It's not a disorder or an excuse, and no, it doesn't make you a genius.

How to make the perfect hard boiled egg

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A how-to, with a heaping side of geekery.

Is fit-shaming just jealousy?

maria

Why are images of fitness inspiration so commonly viewed with humour and sometimes contempt?

Air Force sergeant a Miss World contestant

Sarah Anderson

Air Force sergeant Sarah Anderson has a new mission: Miss World New Zealand.

The case for separate beds

beds

What's holding me back from selling our king mattress and ordering two twins? Society!

The perfect long black

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There's a big difference between a perfect long black and some over-extracted swill.

Tasmanian devils settle into Auckland zoo

Tasmanian devil

An Aussie furball with a devilish reputation is spinning up a storm at Auckland Zoo.

Dementia - it's all in the mind

brain

Everyone forgets things, but those memory lapses do not necessarily presage the onset of dementia.

Healthy Easter treats

Raw cross buns

Just because you're into healthy eating doesn't mean you have to miss out on Easter treats.

He's Beyonce's gym buddy?!

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Sir Paul McCartney and the world's fiercest pop star are workout pals. Yes, we were as surprised as you are.

Easter Egg hunt with a difference at Zoo

gorilal

An Easter Egg hunt with a difference has provided plenty of fun for a family of gorillas.

Wash away your worries

Cafes close down in Bangkok when workers leave the city and head home to celebrate Songkran, New Year on the Thai calendar.

Finding success in failure

ABs WRC 2007

Can the dreaded concept of failure actually help us reach dizzying heights?

Furry Friday: The cuteness meter

Albie

NICK BARNETT

Cuteness can be dangerous. A little of it will flick the needle of your inner cuteness meter and give you a moment of generalised wellbeing. But too much of it can put you at risk in numerous ways, from decreased workplace productivity through to catastrophic loss of worry and an inability to operate complex machinery without weeping from joy.

10 celebrities with body quirks

shailene woodley

Who was born with a tail, and who can use their feet like an extra pair of hands?

Stuff's wedding of the week

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This wedding boasts a magical proposal moment involving sparrows and the prettiest flowers we've ever seen ...

Best & worst dressed celebrities

best worst

This may be the best batch of bests we've ever had ... the worsts? See for yourselves.

Recipe: Beef it up

beef rendang

Unseasonably warm weather plays havoc with meal planning.

Why this viral vid is offensive

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Chuck a piece of cardboard her way and all will be okay? Um. No.

Beauty cabinet covetables

Ecoya candle

Looking for the latest? Here's a round-up of new trends crossing the fashion desk.

Paleo? You should be eating bugs

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If you're really going to follow a paleo diet, you ought to be eating bugs, 'lots and lots of bugs'.

My good friend failure

M&Ms

Everyone fails, but some do it better than others.

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

Recipe: Hot cross bun pudding

If for some crazy reason you have leftover hot cross buns this Easter, here's what to do with them.

The social triumphs of a plus one

xmas

There's no shame in turning up at social events at which you are not on the guest list.

Advice: Why won't he propose?

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She's been with him for eight years and wants to get married ... should she wait for him to ask?

Recipe: Homemade Easter eggs

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Ever wondered how to make marshmallow Easter eggs at home without any fancy kit? Here's how.

A relationship tracking app

carrie

A colour-coded boyfriend log promises to save you from bad men - we think it sounds like the worst thing ever.

The truth about fitness scams

The truth about fitness scamsThe truth about fitness scams

The real story on ab machines, diet pills, protein shakes, magic contraptions and more.

Lady Gaga: Another Photoshop marvel

These originals from Lady Gaga's Versace campaign make it clear how ridiculous most fashion images are.

Six big food myths busted

coconut

Fructose is bad, coconut oil is good, potatoes are evil and sushi is a great lunch choice ... right?

The sext you got is probably a lie

sext

Yes, it's just been scientifically confirmed - that sexiness described digitally is most likely not true.

NZ Royal Tour: What Kate's wearing

Catherine Duchess of Cambridge

We bring you all the details on the Duchess' clothes as she travels around Aotearoa.

Royal of the day: The other William

Royal of the day: Forgotten William

Devilishly handsome, a real charmer and gone too soon. The life of the other William.

Action taken over food outlets

tdn food strap

More than 80 complaints have led to action against Christchurch food premises.

Kiwis can't get enough of Easter treats

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Longer lead-in to Easter sees shoppers devouring chocolate with a passion.

Best & worst: Wellington Fashion Week

Best & worst: Wellington Fashion Week

The best models, the worst outfits and the most wow moments from the capital's fashion fest.

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